When they’re alive, Snapdragons make beautiful flowers.
But when the seed pods die, something peculiar happens… the dead flower heads resemble miniature human skulls.
And if squeezed between the fingertips, the skull will open and close its mouth.
Ancient cultures once thought Snapdragon Flowers held supernatural powers, and it was considered good luck to carry one around with you.
Another myth is that the Snapdragon Flowers give lifelong beauty and youthfulness to any woman who consumes them… we think we’ll stick to Oil of Olay for now.
1Snapdragons are officially the most metal flower to exist — when they die, they resemble human skulls. And also, as a Reddit user pointed out, former Slipknot percussionist Chris Fehn.
Formally known as Antirrhinum, the flower was given the name “Snapdragon” because they look like an open dragon mouth when they are squeezed on the sides. According to the North Carolina Extension Gardener, they are native to Southwestern Europe and attract hummingbirds and butterflies.…
However, when they die, they look like shriveled little brown skulls all dangling from a stem. It’s creepy. A user on the Slipknot Reddit reposted an image of them and dubbed it the “Chris Fehn plant,” which is pretty accurate, because the ones in the photo look just like his mask with the long nose.
Oddity Central claims that the flower is symbolic of both deception and graciousness due to its varying appearance throughout its life cycle.
Check out a video of a dead Snapdragon plant below to see for yourself….